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Nach der Radtour: den Sonnenuntergang genießen, © Tourismus NRW e.V.

Cycle Routes in North Rhine-Westphalia


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Die Paderborner-Land-Route führt an prächtigen Schlössern vorbei, © Touristikzentrale Paderborner Land e.V.

Paderborner Land Route Cycle Path

Heathland, bird sanctuaries, monastic culture and a railway viaduct

The 250 kilometre Paderborner-Land-Route (Paderborner Land Route) cycle path takes in impressive natural landscapes, major historic sites and interesting cultural attractions, mainly on quiet roads.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Ruhr Valley Cycle Path, © Ruhr Tourismus GmbH

Ruhr Valley Cycle Path

From idyllic landscapes to industrial heritage

From industrial heritage and vibrant cities to idyllic nature and half-timbered houses: the Ruhr Valley Cycle Path passes many different towns on its way through Sauerland and the Ruhr Area.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Unterwegs im Zwillbrocker Venn, © Münsterland e.V.

Euroroute R1 cycle path

Cycle right across Europe

A UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Hermann monument, flamingos and attractive cities like Münster – the Euroroute R1 cycle path connects many of Westphalia’s top attractions.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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Fahrradtour durch die Weinberge im Ahrtal, © Ahrtal Tourismus Bad Neuenahr Ahrweiler e.V.

Ahr cycle route

Active travel between the Eifel and Rhine regions

The Ahr cycle route winds its way over 80 kilometres through one of the most beautiful vineyard regions in the country, and is a good destination for a sporty day trip with a a relaxing glass of wine to finish the tour.

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Waterfront break at the Möhnetal, © Sauerland Tourismus Stratmann

Möhne Valley Cycle Path

Flat cycling terrain through Sauerland

While cycling through Sauerland is generally demanding, the flat Möhnetal-Radweg (Möhne Valley Cycle Path), which follows a for-mer railway track, is not so.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Der Niers-Radwanderweg führt immer an der Niers entlang, © Foto Agentur Berns

River Niers Cycle Path

A relaxing route for leisure cyclists and families

An ideal cycle route for families and leisure cyclists: exploring the entire length of the River Niers as it winds through the Lower Rhine region.

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Die flachen Wege auf alten Bahntrassen machen die Balkantrasse zu einer gemütlichen Radstrecke, © Volker Barthel

Balkantrasse Cycle Path

On the tracks of the Balkan Express railway

A convenient way to see the sights: the Balkantrasse leads cyclists to the Rhine lowlands along a disused railway line.

Level of difficulty: intermediate

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River Weser Cycle Path, © Peter Hübbe

Weser Cycle Path

Along the river through the Weser Uplands to the North Sea

Hit the north! Idyllic riverside paths and low-mountain sections lead cyclists from the Weser Uplands to the North Sea.

Level of difficulty: easy

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Der Aasee in Münster, © Ralf Emmerich / Münster Marketing

Relaxed cycling in Münsterland

A cycling network of paths and zones

Cycling by numbers in Münsterland: this mostly flat network of cycle paths offers good signposting, a wide range of places to eat and many interesting sights.

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